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Mark Zoback named to National Academy of Sciences advisory group for Gulf of Mexico program

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Geophysics professor Mark Zoback is among 24 advisors appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to design programs focused on human health, environmental protection and oil system safety for the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The program is funded as part of settlements of federal criminal complaints against British Petroleum and Transocean Ltd. following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. Zoback is member of the National Academy of Engineering who served on the committee that investigated the Deepwater Horizon event. He is the
Benjamin M.Page Professor of Geophysics.

Submitted on Dec 31, 1969